Altijd alles anders

  • 71'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022

Colourful, unpolished portrait of the Rotterdam theatre-maker Paul Röttger, whose work has been all about inclusivity for 30 years. The thread running through the film is rehearsals by Theater Babel Rotterdam, the theatre company of which he is director, that performs some 150 productions a year. Röttger previously headed the Rotterdams Centrum voor Theater and Theater Maatwerk (Rotterdam Centre for Theater and Custom-made Theatre). The documentary shows his ongoing search for equal artistic collaboration between people from a wide variety of genders, cultural backgrounds, physical and mental conditions, and professionalism.

Röttger is wary of ‘voyeurism’ and strives to achieve results that go beyond cultural works or ‘community art’. “First and foremost, it has to be art.” The film takes its time to get to grips with his method for inclusive collaboration. In interviews with the makers, the theatre-maker explains his working methods and motives. “I want a world in which people who are different are not hidden away, but out in the open and joining in. I make this world using theatre.”

Director
Christiaan van Schermbeek
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
71'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Geert ter Steeg
Sales
Geert ter Steeg
Cinematography
Henk Leurink, Douwe van der Werf, Arne Verbrugh
Editor
Douwe van der Werf
Sound Design
Ben Zoref
Music
Pascal Fontijn

Programme IFFR 2022

RTM

In RTM, IFFR puts the spotlight firmly on films and makers from our city on the River Maas. A programme chock-full of short and longer films, series, and documentaries. All focused around talented makers and stories from the 010 area, with an impact reaching far beyond. From established names and Rotterdam icons to emerging film talent, this programme reveals the riches of Rotterdam in all its glory.

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